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Welcome to the 2020 Apartmentalize Call for Presentations!

Overview
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the apartment housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

2020 Apartmentalize, NAA's annual education conference, will be held June 17 – 19 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston , MA. We anticipate more than 10,000 professionals to attend, making this the largest education conference for the apartment housing industry.

While networking opportunities, the NAA Exposition, or even the general session speakers rank highly among motivating reasons for attending Apartmentalize each year, education programming is the foundation of our Conference. Therefore, we seek to design a robust and well-balanced education program that focuses on the topics that NAA members value and require in their day-to-day practices. Leadership and professional development is the number one concern for this group of professionals.

Individuals who believe they can contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the apartment housing industry are encouraged to submit a written proposal through our online platform by November 12, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Apartmentalize speakers selected from this process will receive a complimentary full conference registration to Apartmentalize in 2020. Please note that this does not include a ticket to the Thursday Night Party. Tickets can be purchased separately for $200 each.  

Conference Demographics
Apartmentalize attendees represent all facets of the multifamily housing industry. This is a breakdown of the 2019 attendee demographics:

22% Regional Supervisor/Manager
19% Vice President/Corporate Executive
19% Property Manager
8% Owner/Principal/President
7% Marketing/Sales
3% Maintenance Professional

Instructions for Submitting
You will need to gather and organize the following components:
PLEASE NOTE: Proposals must include at least one owner/operator/manager within a presentation team, as submissions with suppliers only will not be considered. Also, each company can submit up to three proposals. Only the first three submitted proposals will be considered. Additionally, all speakers listed on the proposal must be aware that they are being considered and are eligible and willing to participate as a speaker if the program is selected. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.


NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
  • Broader range of formats: We want to add variety! We will be looking for proposals with: one subject matter expert; teams of two or three co-presenters; and four-person panel discussions.
  • Flexibility in session duration: Please be prepared to indicate your willingness to tailor your session to various time lengths (i.e. 30-minute speed round; 45-minute sessions, 60-minute sessions, two hour deep dive).
  • Research category: Research is creating new knowledge. Has your company conducted research recently that pertains to the multi-family housing industry? With the addition of the research track at Apartmentalize, now you can share your valuable results with industry professionals!
  • Career development category: Career development is the life-long process of developing one's career. Are there specific skills, tips or tricks that you can teach attendees to help them attain their career goals in the multi-family housing industry?
  • Interactive Engagement: Keep your audience engaged! Explain in your session outline how you plan to make your session interactive (i.e Polling through the NAA app; small group discussion; problem solving; gamification).


  • Submission Evaluation and Selection
    Apartmentalize's Education Advisory Board (EAB) will review, evaluate and score submissions using the following criteria:
    • Relevance to multifamily housing market
    • Intelligent and clearly articulated submission materials with achievable learning objectives
    • Presenter/Speaker qualifications
    • Provides useful information that attendees can apply to daily work life
    • Appropriate to an intermediate or advanced audience

    NAA considers our speakers to be collaborative partners in the promotion of our event, see details in the Policies Governing Accepted Proposals.

    Program Selection Timeline
    October 10, 2019 Call for Presentations opens
    November 12, 2019 Deadline for submitting proposals 
    November 13 - December 3, 2019 NAA's Apartmentalize Education Advisory Board (EAB) evaluates proposals and makes recommendations
    December 17 - January 3, 2020 Selection notifications sent to proposers


    Education Program Format
    Education Sessions will take place on Wednesday, June 17, Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19. Presenters/Panelists should plan to conduct a 60-minute presentation which should include audience engagement, with no more than three co-presenters/panelists.

    PLEASE NOTE: Proposals must include at least one owner/operator/manager within a presentation team, as submissions with suppliers only will not be considered. Also, each company can submit up to three proposals. Only the first three submitted proposals will be considered. Additionally, all speakers listed on the proposal must be aware that they are being considered and are eligible and willing to participate as a speaker if the program is selected. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

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    Questions? Conference Education Coordinator: Latasha Perry -